compound gear and idler gear inside apron
Im cleaning the gears and shafts, putting my order together for monarch. For the compound gear and idler gear, the edges are rounded off pretty hard (sorry, broke my phone, no pictures right now) are they supposed to be rounded off, it looks like they may, or should i replace them. i ran a spike over the edge of the teeth and i didn't feel a burr, so im thinking they are supposed to be rounded to a degree, but maybe not as much as they currently are.
On further cleaning, i discovered that there are many gears with the rounded edges. so im figuring its safe to assume its supposed to be like that, or someone rode the levers pretty hard often with the thing running.
It's impossible to say from your description, unfortunately there are no universally used terms for interior apron gear train parts. Can't tell which gears you refer to nor what "rounded off" or "rounded edges" mean to you. A photo or two would clear it up pronto. There are old photos of my apron showing gears here, there are others posted on the forum too.
DaveE907 pictures by cal10ee - Photobucket
The gears are high quality and hardened, finding real wear on the apron interior gears would take a history of unusual abuse.
When it's safe to assume something many of us head for the exits.
yea, i know its tough. once i get my phone fixed i will be able to post some pictures of what im talking about. seeing there are no burrs on the gears i tend to think they were intended to be like that, or as you say someone REALLY abused them. ill get pics posted as soon as i can.
When you start a new thread, please tell us what model machine you are working on (we don't just talk about 10EEs here). If 10EE, it's important to add that it's a square- or round-dial.
Have you been through Harry's "Wreck Update" thread? He starts on the apron at post #119:
Pictures of some of the compound gears are in post #121:
Parts picture 147 in the square-dial manual shows the various shafts and gears in the apron. If you want to talk about a particular gear, you can specify it by shaft and EE part number.
10EE manuals at MetalIllness